Egypt court adjourns Morsi's espionage trial to June 2

By Magdi Mohamed, Saturday, May 17, 2014

An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until June 2 the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 35 others accused of espionage, a judicial source has said.

An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until June 2 the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 35 others accused of espionage, a judicial source has said.

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until June 2 the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 35 others accused of espionage, a judicial source has said.

According to the source, the court had postponed trial proceedings in order to hear witness testimonies and review "evidence" said to be stored on CDs.

The court has already imposed a media blackout on the trial.

Defendants face charges of "conspiring" with Palestinian resistance group Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah to carry out "terrorist acts" inside Egypt.

Morsi and his co-defendants emphatically deny the charges against them, which they insist are politically driven.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected leader, was ousted by the military last July – after only one year in office – following protests against his presidency.

He currently faces multiple criminal charges, including incitement to murder, jailbreak and "offending Egypt's judiciary."

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